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Attached is my complete set of notes about blend modes, now spread across 52 pages of A4.

These are significantly updated from the previous revision, with lots more 'recipes' and organisation of these under main topics, hopefully to make them more usable.

Enjoy.

Blend modes notes V5.pdf


Dave Straker

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Brilliant dmstraker!

 

One [or more] step ahead of me; was planning to do something similar to get my head around blend modes as well. 

 

Much respect for sharing this with us openly; very grateful!

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Dave, way to keep after it! You've put much effort into something that benefits many of us. Thanks!


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Dave,  Thank you for putting this together. 

I'm running AP on Windows and noticed that I do not have several (i.e. Dissolve, Linear Burn, Linear Dodge and Divide) in my layer blend modes.  Are these blend modes available on the Mac version and not Windows version?  Also, I have an 'Add' blend mode in AP, which is not mentioned in your documentation. I'm wondering if that is the same as Linear Dodge.

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Add is the same as Linear Dodge. I only have Windows version and can't comment about other variants. Sorry.


Dave Straker

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6 hours ago, dmstraker said:

Add is the same as Linear Dodge. I only have Windows version and can't comment about other variants. Sorry.

Thanks Dave... This guide is really helpful.  You Rock!!!

 

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Divide is still not available on any platform AFAIK. Don't know why, but you can use color dodge instead if you invert your blend layer. Same with linear burn which would be nice to have... The workaround is to use subtract, and invert your blend layer.

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Hello Dave, thanks for sharing the pdf, really great.


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Just saw this mentioned in another topic. Great work! Thanks very much for sharing it! It should be very useful! :)


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dmstraker, 

Thank you for creating and sharing this valuable reference.

If anyone is interested, the YouTube channel PiXimperfect just presented a video that complements this PDF very well. It’s title is: The Science of All 27 Blend Modes in Photoshop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1D9ijh3_-I

 

 

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